30 October 2019

IID Oxford Trip

On Wednesday 30th October the whole office took a day trip to Oxford to look at the existing Listed Building and site of our current project to re-organise, refurbish and extend the Junior Department at Magdalen College School, plus re-visit our student housing scheme at New College – which was completed 20yrs ago – and is still looking almost as good as it did at Practical Completion (with the addition of a few high level cobwebs and security cameras!).

The walking tour between the 2 took in numerous historic and modern buildings including a very informative guided tour of the Blavatnik School of Government by the Facilities and Services Manager, Hugh Darnell. Despite Simon’s frenetic schedule we did manage to squeeze in a very nice lunch at the excellent French Bistrot - Pierre Victoire – before being whisked around numerous notable buildings at St John’s College and Keble College in the afternoon!    

27 September 2019

Manor Lodge School

Full planning approval and listed building consent has been granted to construct a new Learning Resource Centre and to relocate the main school entrance into the historic grade II listed coach house building, creating a centralised educational heart to the School.

30 August 2019

Lucy Maughan – Pt 2 Architectural Assistant

IID are happy to welcome Lucy as our new Pt 2 Architectural Assistant. She completed her BA (Hons) at Nottingham Trent University and her MA was taken at Kingston University.

30 August 2019

Hampton School TB4 Handover

The latest Teaching Block at Hampton School (TB4 from the Long Term Plan) has been completed and handed over.

The new building connects two existing buildings – the Alexander (completed 1995) and Teaching Block 1 (completed 2000) – linking up their circulation routes and creating a successful flow through the school and an attractive external courtyard featuring bespoke concrete furniture and Dr.Who’s Tardis!

The Teaching Block provides offices, support areas, prep rooms and 6 state-of-the-art science laboratories - for which the specialist fit-out contract was completed over the Summer holiday period.

26 July 2019

Hussein Ali – Pt 1 Architectural Assistant

IID are happy to welcome Hussein as our new Pt 1 architectural assistant. He has joined IID after completing a BSc Hons in Architecture at Coventry University.

8 July 2019

Reeds School Planning Approval

Planning permission for the new Bridgeman Building Extension at Reeds School has been granted! The project will provide the school with new classrooms and science laboratories.

12 June 2019

Full Planning Approval for Francis Holland School

We were delighted to receive Full Planning permission at the end of May 2019 for the proposed Centre for Creative Enterprise at Francis Holland School, Chelsea.

The Centre will occupy a former architectural studio space at 178 Ebury Street located within the heart of the Belgravia Conservation Area.  The Centre will provide a mix of social and study spaces for 6th Formers and provide a hub for entrepreneurs and for local start-up companies to share their knowledge and experience with the students. In the words of the schools Headmistress, Lucy Elphinstone, ‘the school seeks to offer its girls an outstanding experience of learning and culture, and which prepares them to grasp the helm of leadership, innovation and progress in our country and beyond’.

31 May 2019

German School Planning Approval

Full Planning and Listed Building consent has been granted for the refurbishment and extension project at the German School.

The work will be undertaken in Phases – with Phase 1 due to start this summer comprising significant M&E replacement/upgrade works, much needed additional teaching spaces being added and improvement/upgrading of specialist teaching facilities for Science and Art as well as addressing serious overheating issues within the existing Grade 2 Listed modern building.

24 May 2019

Bromley High Junior School

Planning approval has been granted to extend the Junior School to include new specialist teaching facilities and a refurbished front entrance and reception facilities.

1 April 2019

New Director

IID are delighted to announce that as from 1st April 2019, David Brown will become a Director with the practice.

Since joining the practice in 2005 and becoming an Associate in 2011, David has contributed immensely to its success and has personally been involved in the design and administration of several of our most significant projects. He has also been key in developing our Revit 3D modelling skills and BIM capabilities over the past few years.

We are sure that David will grow in his new role and join the other Directors in securing a bright future for IID.